Category Archives: Three Word Wednesday

Election Questions

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Will it prove fatal to get out and vote?
What if there is no harmonious note
In the election that’s surely to come?
Will I be gaping and feeling quite dumb?

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Suffrage”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Fatal, Gaping, Harmonious”

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Funeral

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seamless in mourning—
the only child’s funeral
beginning at noon
 
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radical sendoff—
for his daughter’s funeral
a fireworks display
 
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pathetic mourners
after the child’s funeral
stumbling to their homes

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Pathetic, Radical, Seamless”

Landscape

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


A greasy residue in this hellish landscape ignites her anger.

 
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over the mountain
conspiracies of ravens
plotting their next moves

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Over”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Greasy, Hellish, Ignite”

Lantern Festival

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lantern festival—
the empty one in her hand
giving off no light
 
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lantern festival—
certain that the others’ light
will guide her footsteps
 
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evening festival—
hillsides absorbing the light
from ten thousand lamps

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Lantern Festival”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Empty, Certain, Absorb”

Pine

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Where in the new year
will I find a resting place—
beneath an old pine?
 
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In my thoughtless state
not even new year’s prospects
can enlarge my soul.
 
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too much alcohol
ushering in the new year—
my woozy footsteps
 
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to the left and right
as the new year approaches
uptight suspicions

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “New Year”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Thoughtless, Uptight, Woozy”

Funeral

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a sedate cortege—
the only child’s funeral
beginning at noon
 
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a righteous sendoff—
the little girl’s funeral
after morning rain
 
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pathetic mourners
after the child’s funeral
stumbling to their homes

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “After”
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Funeral”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Pathetic, Righteous, Sedate”

Door

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Weathered door, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


from under the door
a harp’s labored strains leaking
onto the sidewalk
 
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haphazard music
sounding behind the closed door—
tuba, harp and drums
 
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noxious vapors flee
at the sound of harp and lyre—
the old door trembles

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Carpe Diem: “Harp/Lyre”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Haphazard, Labored, Noxious”

Three Tiny Tales

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a wounded dolphin
trying to swim to safety—
the wound proves fatal
 
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on a parade float
the faintest glimmer of light
from a yellow rose
 
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impartial jury—
the prisoner’s only hope
for clearing his name

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dolphin”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Float”
 
More A Week for Writing: “Hope”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Fatal, Glimmer, Impartial”

Elastic Words

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Her sighing deeply
makes passing beggars wonder
why there aren’t more clouds.
 
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for writing poems
handfuls of elastic words
stretched across the page
 
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a world made of wind—
how dull and unamusing
for lovers of words

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Amusing, Deeply, Elastic”

River

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Animas River, Aztec, New Mexico
 


midsummer morning
the river unraveling
on its seaward way
 
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Rampant grow the tales
whispered by the willow trees
at the river’s edge.
 
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echoes of a crow
still menacing the river
ninety yards downstream

 
Text © 2015 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Wednesday Waters #22
 
More Carpe Diem: “White Nile”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Menacing, Rampant, Unravel”